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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
United Way of Cascade County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program recognized more than 300 senior volunteers who volunteered 13,154 hours last year at nonprofits and government agencies.  The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program partners with more than 70 local nonprofits and agencies to provide volunteers, but last year many agencies were closed or restricted the number of people coming in and out to protect both volunteers and the people…
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Jimmy Hendon was given his first drink at age 2. At 14, he drank to erase his shyness. By the time he joined the Air Force and moved to Montana, his drinking was a big enough issue for him to land in rehab for the first time. As the years went on, Hendon was drinking daily, which he hid from his wife and three children. Alcohol controlled his life. He grew angry and jealous to the point that after a fight with his wife he grabbed his guns and…
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
United Way of Cascade County announced that it will invest $1,099,214 to advance bold goals in education, financial stability and health.  Thanks to last fall’s campaign, United Way will help 32,266 people in the coming year through the local programs receiving grants alone. And its community impact work – initiatives like Graduation Matters – touches everyone living in Cascade County. The annual United Way campaign aims to make it easy for…
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
A private family foundation has donated $125,000 to Opportunities Inc. to be given as $1,000 checks to 125 local individuals and families struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Called Essential Funds for Essential Needs, the program is open to anyone living in Cascade County who can demonstrate direct financial hardship due to the current pandemic-related economic conditions. There isn’t an income threshold, but applications will be…
Monday, August 30, 2021
United Way of Cascade County launched its annual fundraising campaign Sunday, setting a goal of raising $1,222,000 this year, which would set a new record and grow the campaign by 2.7 percent above last year’s $1.19 million total. With the money raised in last year’s campaign, United Way supports 28 local nonprofit programs and invests in community impact work to improve education and increase on-time graduation, help more families become…
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Hundreds of people donated thousands of supplies to local kids Thursday through United Way’s 12th annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive. Great Falls givers stuffed three school buses with 10,998 much needed items, including 295 backpacks, 2,037 notebooks, 1,028 packs of pens and pencils and 1,857 boxes of crayons, markers and colored pencils. An additional $4,500 was donated in cash and gift cards, which was used to buy additional supplies…
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Curtis Finnicum, Financial Advisor Associate with Stifel Financial and the United Way of Cascade County Board of Directors Vice-Chair, will chair United Way of Cascade County’s 2021 annual fundraising campaign.  Susan Wolff, an integral volunteer with United Way for more than 8 years, former United Way Board Chair, and campaign volunteer for the last three years, joins Curtis as Campaign Vice-Chair. United Way fights for the health, education,…
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Cascade County will receive $25,823 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cascade County organizations that provide emergency food and shelter are encouraged to apply for funding under this program. The National Board requires local agencies chosen to receive funds to: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3)…
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Liam reads and snuggles with his grandmother. Liam Liddell “loves, loves, loves to read,” said his grandmother, Sue Rose. Rose has been reading with her blue-eyed grandson since he was born. The 3-year-old’s favorite books include the toe-tapping, handclapping “Pippa at the Parade” and “Where is Catkin,” a story about a mischievous cat that features animal sounds and hide and seek fun. Not only is this storytime creating a special bond…
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tarel Rollins plans to study physical science. Tarel Rollins plans to study physical therapy or exercise science at a Montana college. Brooklyn Suden is looking at going to the University of Montana Western in Dillon to major in business and minor in fine arts. Madi Nowakowski is preparing to join the Montana Air National Guard and eventually pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice. These three high school seniors are “striving for…